Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to hold out the Lone Star State as a model — his vision for the country. But while Texas' growing economy has been a reliable jobs producer, the state's health care system is straining.
Only 48 percent of Texans have private health insurance, and more than a quarter of the state's population has no insurance at all, more than any other state. To fill this gap, the state's hospital emergency rooms and dozens of women's health clinics have stepped in to serve the uninsured across Texas.
Further adding to Colorado’s every growing role as a swing state several prominent political figures will visit the state this week as we continue on towards the 2012 election. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff for more.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry prays at The Response, his call to prayer for a nation in crisis on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in Houston. The event was organized, in part, by members of the New Apostolic Reformation.
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An emerging Christian movement, that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture, in preparation for the end times and the return of Jesus, is becoming more of a presence in American politics. The leaders are considered apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role.
The impasse over raising the nation’s debt limit continues to be the hot topic in Washington. But both Democrats and Republicans are going to do some Presidential Politicking in Colorado this week. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff for the latest.